Webinar: A New Take on the Water Cycle
Thursday, February 16, 2023
1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET
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Hayley Corson-Dosch, USGS
Charlotte Riggs, USGS
Water cycle diagrams are widely used by educators to convey core scientific principles about water storage and movement on Earth. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently redesigned its water cycle diagram, putting humans at the forefront. The new diagram emphasizes scientific accuracy, design, and usability in educational settings. Educators were key contributors to the design of the new diagram – USGS heard from hundreds of educators about how they use the water cycle diagram in their instruction and incorporated their feedback into the design. During this webinar, USGS scientists will share information about the basis and importance of the new diagram, as well as the science it depicts.
Explore and download the new diagram and learn more about the water cycle (and other water topics) on theUSGS Water Science School.
The new USGS water cycle diagram and supporting educational resources are freely available for use on the USGS Water Science School website.
- Explore the diagram in more detail with the zoom-able diagram website in English and Spanish.
- Download the diagram as a
- Compare the relative sizes global pools and fluxes of water with an interactive data visualization.
- Look up definitions of key water cycle terms in the
- Read more about the water cycle at the
- Keep an eye out for physical versions available for purchase in the future
Also check out the webinar slides as a pdf: Webinar Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 18.5MB Feb17 23)
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Ashley Carlson (email@example.com) if you have any questions about this event.
Aida Awad (NAGT)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
Missy Holzer (NESTA)
Ashley Carlson (NAGT)
With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group